Experts say that we are always behind the crisis. - post by tellio
Most counterterrorism experts
So, while an end of suicide terrorism might seem like a good thing for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the bad news is that the extremists seem to be well on their way to mastering all sorts of new technology, much of which, such as using dogs and remote detonators, is simple and cheap.
Note structure of "despite" this that has happened. - post by tellio
we have failed
Historical origins of Islamic terrorism in a nutshell. - post by tellio
Although Islamic suicide terrorism dates back to the anti-Crusader “assassins” of the 11th century, its modern history begins with statements made by Sheik Mohamed Hussein Fadlallah, the spiritual compass of Hezbollah, in an interview published in 1983. “We believe that the future has surprises in store,” he said. “The jihad is bitter and harsh, it will spring from inside, through effort, patience and sacrifice, and the spirit of readiness for martyrdom.”
A short time later, Sheik Fadlallah’s bodyguard, Imad Mughniyah, organized a series of murderous suicide attacks — first against Israeli military targets, than against the American Embassy in Beirut and finally, of course, against the barracks of the American-led multinational force in Lebanon, causing nearly 300 deaths. From there, it was a short march to 9/11.
What I say--the thesis.
Summarize--terrorist have evolved into an even greater horror. - post by tellio
Seven years after 9/11, it may well be that we are witnessing the beginning of the end of suicide terrorism and a shift toward advanced technologies that will enable jihadist bombers to carry out attacks and live to fight another day
Reminds the reader to look back to the question.
then goes on to orient us to where it came from, who said it
“AMONG all the bombs, explosives and guns, the number of martyred dead is rising. Though this is the will of Allah, it is nevertheless possible to cause the enemy greater damage without exposing the Muslims to danger. How is it to be done?”